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News and Press Releases

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December 2012

December 28, 2012

Salinas Director Of Community Safety Contributes To The U.S. Attorney General’s Task Force On Children Exposed To Violence

Pleasanton Attorney Pleads Guilty To Making False Statement

December 21, 2012

Scotts Valley Investment Company Charged In $60 Million Fraud Scheme

December 20, 2012

10 Members Of Fraudulent Prescription Ring Arrested

Colorado Man Indicted On Charges Of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of A Child

Antioch Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To File False Claims

December 19, 2012

Santa Rosa Man Charged With Additional Counts Of Fraud And Money Laundering

Jury Finds Oakland Man Guilty Of $3.3 Million Fraud Scheme

Tarzana Man Pleads Guilty To Selling $1.9 Million Dollars Worth Of False Identification Documents Over Internet

December 17, 2012

San Jose Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Health Care Fraud

December 14, 2012

Owner, Employee And Contractor Of Private Investigative Firm Sentenced In Connection With Pretexting

Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

December 12, 2012

Hillsborough Resident Indicted For Wire Fraud

Forty-Three Defendants Convicted In Operation Garlic Press

San Francisco Brothers Plead Guilty To Charges Stemming From Fraudulent Billing Scheme

December 10, 2012

Former INS Employee, Six Others Indicted In Marriage Fraud Scheme

December 6, 2012

Santa Cruz Man Charged In $500,000 Fraud Scheme

Leader Of Criminal Enterprise Sentenced To 220 Months In Prison

San Francisco Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison For Orchestrating Mortgage Fraud Scheme

San Francisco Man Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Prison For Serial Bank Robbery

U. S. Attorney’S Office For Northern District Of California Collects More Than $349 Million In Civil & Criminal Actions In FY 2012

December 5, 2012

Former Carmel Real Estate Developer Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For $16 Million Golf Course Investment Fraud Scheme

Former CNET Commander Pleads Guilty To Drug, Robbery And Civil Rights Violations

December 4, 2012

Three Defendants Indicted In Armed Robbery Of Garda Armored Car Facility

San Francisco Woman Charged With Filing False Tax Returns

December 3, 2012

More Than 570 Pounds Of Crystal Methamphetamine Seized, Eleven Defendants Arrested For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine, Distribution Of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy To Launder Money And Weapons Violations

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November 2012

November 30, 2012

East Bay Drug Kingpin Sentenced To More Than 20 Years In Federal Prison

Former East Bay Elementary School Teacher And Youth Swim Coach Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

November 29, 2012

Sex Trafficker Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

November 28, 2012

Hayward Woman Charged With Conspiracy To File False Claims

November 20, 2012

San Leandro Man Sentenced T0 Eight Years For Distributing Methamphetamine

San Ramon Man Sentenced To 21 Months For Tax Evasion

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

November 16, 2012

Federal Jury Convicts Three Individuals Of Illegally Distributing Controlled Substances Over Internet

Vesta Strategies Chief Executive Officer Sentenced To 66 Months Imprisonment For Ponzi Scheme

November 15, 2012

Supplement Manufacturer Pleads Guilty To Selling Product Containing Unapproved Drug

Pittsburg Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To File False Claims

November 9, 2012

Owners Of Santa Clara Charter Bus Company Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme

November 8, 2012

Former President Of Organic Fertilizer Company Sentenced To Federal Prison For Selling Synthetic Fertilizer To Organic Farms

November 2, 2012

San Francisco Man Convicted Of Lsd And Ecstasy Trafficking Offenses

November 1, 2012

Salinas One Of Just 13 Communities To Receive Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Award

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October 2012

October 31, 2012

Danville Man Charged In $17 Million Fraud Scheme

Exporter Sentenced To Prison For Selling Sensitive Technology To China

San Jose Resident Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Selling Counterfeit Movies

October 25, 2012

Former Postal Service Manager Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison On Fraud And Corruption Charges

Former Los Gatos Convent Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Catholic Nuns

October 17, 2012

Former Mountain View Businessmen Sentenced In Real Estate Investment Fraud Case

Operators Of O.I.D. Process Arrested For Assisting Clients With Filing Fraudulent Refunds Totaling Approximately $228 Million

October 16, 2012

Environmental Charges Filed For Marijuana Grow On Ecological Reserve

October 15, 2012

U.S. Attorney Announces Election Day 2012 Program

October 10, 2012

Owner Of Monterey Wine Services Charged In Eleven Count Indictment

October 9, 2012

Investor Fraud Summit In Walnut Creek Arms Consumers With Information To Protect Retirement Funds And Life Savings

October 5, 2012

Pittsburg Woman Pleads Guilty To Filing Tax Returns Using Stolen Identities

San Francisco Contractor Sentenced To Prison For Filing False Tax Return

October 3, 2012

San Francisco Investment Adviser Charged For Fraud And Money Laundering

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September 2012

September 28, 2012

Chicago Area Developer Sentenced To 84 Months In Prison For Vesta Ponzi Scheme

September 26, 2012

Richmond Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Illegal Possession Of A Loaded Firearm

September 21, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Man And Alleged Co-Conspirator Charged With A Scheme To Defraud Victims Out Of More Than $90 Million

September 18, 2012

Berkeley Man Charged With Theft Of Government Property And Tax Evasion

San Ramon Attorney Charged With Tax Evasion And Unlawfully Intercepting Communications

September 14, 2012

Federal, State And Local Officials Band Together To Combat Bullying

September 13, 2012

Mastermind Of Massive Ponzi Scheme Pleads Guilty To 18 Felonies

September 10, 2012

Bay Area Nurse Pleads Guilty To Misuse Of A Social Security Number, Bank Fraud, And Tax Evasion

September 7, 2012

20-Year Drug Fugitive Sentenced to 126 Months in Prison

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August 2012

August 31, 2012

Former Modesto Resident Charged With Tax Fraud

August 30, 2012

Bank Fraud Defendants Sentenced To 60 And 70 Months

August 24, 2012

Former Manager Pleads Guilty In $1.8 Million Scheme To Defraud Kaiser Permanente

Former East Bay Resident Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To File False Claims With IRS

August 23, 2012

Former Richmond Police Officers Sentenced

August 22, 2012

San Jose Resident Barred From Preparing Federal Income Tax Returns

Pittsburg Residents Charged With Conspiracy To File False Claim, Including False Claims for First-Time Home Buyer’s Credit

United States Files Action to Seize and Destroy Contaminated Food From the San Francisco Herb & Natural Foods Company

August 9, 2010

President Of Oakland Roofing Company Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion Scheme

August 7, 2010

United States Joins Lawsuit Against San Francisco Area’s North East Medical Services

United States Files Suit Against The California Rural Indian Health Care Board Inc., For Alleged Violation Of The False Claims Act

August 3, 2010

Former Bookkeeper Of East Bay Real Estate Investment Company Charged In Embezzlement And Tax Evasion Scheme

August 2, 2010

CEO Of Sunnyvale’S Herguan University And University Of East-West Medicine Charged In 15-Count Indictment

Oakland Ecstasy Trafficker Sentenced To Seven Years In Jail

August 1, 2010

Alleged Member Of 500 Block/C Street Gang Charged With Attempted Murder Of Federal Agents

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July 2012

July 30, 2012

Two Southern California Men Arrested For Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

July 27, 2012

Justice Deparment Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Related To Senior Housing In Santa Rosa, California

July 26, 2012

Chicago Man Arrested For Alleged Investment Fraud

San Jose Man Charged With Pretending To Be DEA Agent

July 25, 2012

Two Southern California Men Each Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Their Roles In A Nationwide Breach Of Credit And Debit Card Terminals At Michaels Stores Inc.

Former Carmel Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty To $16 Million Golf Course Investment Fraud Scheme

July 20, 2012

Alleged Members Of Oakland Acorn Gang Indicted For Murder And Attempted Murder In Aid Of Racketeering

Three Defendants Charged In False Refund Scheme

July 19, 2012

Oakley Resident Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Role In Widespread Conspiracy To File False Claims

July 13, 2012

Four U.S. District Court Judges In California Dismiss Lawsuits Filed On Behalf Of Marijuana Dispensaries

Forty Individuals Charged With Drug Trafficking, Identity Theft, And Firearms Possession In Oakland

July 12, 2012

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Six Clients Of A Billing Mananger

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Wells Fargo Resulting In More Than $175 Million In Relief For Homeowners To Resolve Fair Lending Claims

July 3, 2012

Former Department of Defense Employees Plead Guilty to Unlawfully Procuring U.S. Citizenship

Northern District Of California To Receive $7.8 Million As Part Of Nationwide Intiative

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June 2012

June 29, 2012

Napa Doctor Charged With Health Care Fraud, Tax Fraud

June 26, 2012

Los Gatos Developer Indicted For Bank Fraud

Berkeley Resident Sentenced In Marijuana Cultivation Conspiracy

Las Vegas Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Criminal Copyright Infringement

June 22, 2012

Five Defendants Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Case

Former San Rafael Resident Charged With Tax Fraud

Former San Mateo County Employees Charged With Stealing From Deceased Peoples' Estates

June 21, 2012

San Francisco Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Orchestrating Multimillion Dollar Fraud Scheme

Richmond Man Convicted By Federal Jury Of Illegal Firearm Possession

Four Bay Area Residents Charged In Gift Card Scam

Federal Jury Finds International Hedge Fund Founder Guilty Of Investment Fraud

June 19, 2012

Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Six Months For Creating And Selling Cookie-Stuffing Program

June 18, 2012

Former Resident Of San Leandro Charged With 41 Counts Of Tax Fraud

East Bay Man Sentenced To Five And One-Half Years In Prison For Multimillion Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

June 7, 2012

Richmond Woman Charged With Social Security Fraud, Identity Theft, And Tax Crimes

Oakley Resident Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Conspiring To File False Tax Returns

Former Ceo Of Pegasus Wireless Sentenced To 21 Years For His Role In Securities Fraud Scheme

June 4, 2012

San Francisco Contractor Pleads Guilty To Filing False Income Tax Return

June 1, 2012

Former San Jose Return Preparer Sentenced To Twenty-Seven Months In Prison For Tax Fraud

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May 2012

May 30, 2012

Founders Of S3 Partners Charged In $21 Million Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme

May 29, 2012

Joint Operation Results In Federal Charges Against More Than Sixty Individuals

May 24, 2012

Hayward Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison

May 23, 2012

Hayward Man Charged With 45 Counts Of Tax Fraud

Woman Who Stole From Charity Sentenced To 78 Months

May 16, 2012

Jury Convicts Sunnyvale Attorney of Investment Fraud

Santa Clara Painter Sentenced For Filing False Tax Return

May 15, 2012

Mongols Mortorcycle Gang Member Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murdering President Of San Francisco Hells Angels

May 11, 2012

San Ramon Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Residential Care Home Owners, Real Estate Agents Sentenced In $20 Million Mortgage Loan Fraud Scheme

May 9, 2012

Former Silicon Valley Engineer Convicted Of Stealing Trade Secrets

Grand Jury Indicts San Jose Woman For Trafficking In Counterfeit Chanel And Louis Vuitton Handbags Imported From China, Hong Kong And Korea

May 8, 2012

Judge Orders $10.2 Million In Restitution To Be Paid By Former Owners Of Nationwide Retail Chain Cigarettes Cheaper!

May 7, 2012

Palo Alto Engineer Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Defraud Computer Equipment Manufacturer

May 3, 2012

Joint Operation Results In 13 Arrests

May 2, 2012

James Mcconville Sentenced To 93 Months For Mortgage Fraud Scheme At Height Of Financial Crisis

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April 2012

April 30, 2010

Co-Founder And Former Ceo Of Technology Company Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For $30 Million Fraud Scheme

April 26, 2010

El Balazo Restaurant Owners Sentenced For Fraudulent Misuse Of Social Security Numbers, Employing Illegal Aliens And Tax Fraud

April 23, 2010

San Francisco Man Sentenced To Prison For Running Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

April 20, 2010

East Bay Residents Charged With Filing False Claims With IRS

Mexican National Sentenced To 200 Months In Four Pound Methamphetamine Deal

April 19, 2010

Sex Trafficker Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

April 18, 2010

Napa Doctor Charged With Tax Fraud

April 6, 2010

Former Postal Service Manager Pleads Guilty To Fraud And Corruption Charges

April 5, 2010

Santa Rosa Hells Angels Leader Sentenced To Prison In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

April 4, 2010

Principals of Bay Area Internet Services Company Charged with Mail Fraud, Conspiracy, and Money Laundering

Father And Daughter Sentenced For Lying To SEC

April 2, 2010

Former Monterey Businessman Sentenced To 97 Months For Real Estate Investment Fraud

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March 2012

March 30, 2012

Federal Judge Sentences San Jose Man To Twenty Years In Prison For Possessing Methamphetamine For Distribution

Former President And Ceo Of Billionaire Catt Entertainment Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Victims’ Investment Funds

East Bay Man Pleads Guilty To Multimillion Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

March 29, 2012

Owner Of Japanese Restaurant Found Guilty Of Tax Crimes

March 28, 2012

San Francisco Founder Of Arts Non-Profit Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

March 26, 2012

Former San Francisco Giants Employee Sentenced To 21 Months

March 22, 2012

Pittsburg Man Sentenced To 24 Months In Wide Spread Conspiracy To File False Claims

March 20, 2012

Two Southern California Men Plead Guilty For Their Roles In A Nationwide Breach Of Credit And Debit Card Terminals At Michaels Stores Inc.

March 19, 2012

Two Oakland Men Indicted On Federal Charges Including Carjacking And Robbery

March 14, 2012

Ceo Of Pleasanton Based HT Oil Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Return

March 13, 2012

Former Employee Of Texas Internet Company Sentenced To Fifteen Months For Scheme To Defraud Cisco Of Computer Networking Equipment

March 9, 2012

Former Richmond Cops Plead Guilty To Obstructing Justice

Former Cal State East Bay Assistant Professor Sentenced To 450 Months In Prison For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of Child

Fremont Woman Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison For Stealing From Clients’ Investment Accounts

March 8, 2012

First Two Operation Garlic Press Defendants Sentenced

March 6, 2012

Former San Jose Resident Sentenced To Prison For 30 Months For Tax Evasion

March 2, 2012

Two Men Convicted Of Illegally Distributing Controlled Substances Over The Internet

Walnut Creek Man Sentenced To 85 Months In Prison For Committing A Crime Of Violence While Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

Unlicensed Oakland Tax Preparer Sentenced To 18 Months

Oakland Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud, Multiple Counts Of Access Device Fraud

Former DuPont Scientist Pleads Guilty To Economic Espionage

March 1, 2012

Humboldt County Marijuana Grower Indicted For Murder

Youth Counselor Sentenced To 29 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

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February 2012

February 29, 2012

Two Indicted In $129 Million Ponzi Scheme Case

February 28, 2012

Former President Of Organic Fertilizer Company Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Connection With Selling Synthetic Fertilizer To Organic Farms

February 27, 2012

Vesta Strategies Majority Owner Pleads Guilty To $25 Million Ponzi-Scheme

February 23, 2012

Mongols Motorcycle Gang Member Convicted Of Murdering President Of San Francisco Hells Angels

February 22, 2012

Owner Of Mountain View Payroll Service Charged With 29 Counts Of Tax Evasion

February 21, 2012

State Prisoner Convicted Of Delivering A Threatening Communication To A Federal Judge

February 16, 2012

MS-13 Gang Leader In San Francisco Sentenced To Life In Prison

U.S. Shipping Company Convicted Of False Statements Related To Oil Pollution On High Seas

Alaska Resident Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing His Minor Step-Daughter Nearly Two Decades Ago

February 10, 2012

Five Defendants Arrested For Medicare Fraud Scheme

February 9, 2012

Saratoga Attorney Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Investment Fraud Scheme

Former Owner Of Cigarettes Cheaper! Sentenced To Five Years For Bank Fraud

February 8, 2012

Twenty-six Arrested In Multi-Agency Operation Targeting Narcotics Trafficking In Bay Area

U.S. and Chinese Defendants Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets In Connection with Conspiracy to Sell Trade Secrets to Chinese Companies

February 7, 2012

Residential Care Home Owners And Real Estate Agents Plead Guilty In $20 Million Mortgage Loan Fraud Scheme

February 6, 2012

Marin Man Sentenced To 96 Months For Possession Of Child Pornography

February 1, 2012

Former Alamo Post Office Employee Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Embezzling Money, Passing Counterfeit Bills

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January 2012

January 27, 2012

Former Oregon Resident Charged with Committing Stubhub Ticket Fraud

January 26, 2012

High-level West Coast Drug Trafficking Ring Dismantled

January 24, 2012

East Bay Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

January 19, 2012

Former President of Registered Investment Adviser Firm Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

Federal Jury Convicts Oakland Man of Distributing Cocaine and Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

January 18, 2012

Former Hells Angels President Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison in Multi-million Dollar Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme

January 17, 2012

Federal Jury Convicts San Jose Man of Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

January 12, 2012

Sex Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

January 11, 2012

Galt Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

January 9, 2012

Former Chief Technology Officer of San Jose Video Arcade Gaming Software Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

January 3, 2012

Maersk Line to Pay Us $31.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations for Inflated Shipping Costs to Military in Afghanistan and Iraq












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